As a recruitment consultant I employ HVAC Engineers from time to time,
HVAC is Heating, Ventilation and Air Conditioning, its a very skilled job with big money involved, HVAC covers absoloutley loads of things from commisioning to installation to fault finding and reactive and planned maintenance.
It can be a dangerous job and you need certain qualifications to be a HVAC engineer, starting with you safe handling of toxic and refrigerant gasses as most HVAC systems work via gas, I beleive there is level 1 to 3 in the safe handling course, then you need a basic Electricians qualification such as your 16th edition wiring regulations to ensure you don't injure yourself or blow anything up,
If you have a good chance of getting into it then go for it theres big money to be had, but be prepared to put the training in as you won't qualify by slacking, its a very skilled job.
Sorry forgot to tell you about the money side of things, when a client requests I find them a HVAC engineer, the money starts from around Â£27k upto 40k+, and almost all come with a company vehicle.
Hope that helps
post edited by Biggz - 2008/05/21 11:23:49